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My book for today is: Death by Demo by Callie Carpenter
Publication Date: December 5, 2023
Jaime and Henry were the perfect couple with the perfect life; together, they ran one of the most successful construction and interior design companies in all of Charlotte, North Carolina. But when Jaime catches her charismatic husband in an affair, she realizes her husband is not the man she thought she married. The divorce is equally gutting—due to an ironclad prenuptial agreement, Jaime receives only one thing: a historical house in disrepair. Knowing that any renovation she attempts will be tedious and costly, Jaime starts to believe that things can’t get much worse—until she finds a dead body in the house.
The body is found behind a recently renovated wall—and this leaves Jaime with more questions than answers. Who killed this person and why? Could it have been the previous owners, someone who snuck in while nobody was looking, or could it have been Henry? Furious that the house is now a crime scene, which further delays all renovations, Jaime decides to investigate the murder herself, DIY-style. Together with the new resident cat she calls Demo, and the handsome and friendly hardware store owner who happens to be her neighbor, Jaime is ready to use all the tools in her toolbox to catch the killer.
Jaime needs to renovate this house if she wants to move forward with her life, but will this murder investigation leave her in ruins—or worse?
The house was everything she’d thought it would be. It was everything she’d remembered, everything she’d been dreaming about. And it was all bad.
“Queen Anne,” she said absently. “What’s that? Ah. Well, anyway, some sort of historic house. Probably on somebody’s protected list, so that’s going to make renovations even more expensive. Sweetheart, I’m just looking out for you. Your parents asked me . . . well, they know you’ve been having a hard time. They just want to make things easier for you.”
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